have thought one little test designed to tell you if you're pregnant or not in
the comfort of your own home could become the source of so many mixed emotions?
When trying to conceive a baby, a pregnancy test can easily become your best
friend or your worst enemy. Right now, my relationship status with pregnancy
tests is complicated, and here are 10 reasons why.
1. Remembering to take it first
thing in the morning. I don't know about you, but I'm often on autopilot as I
wake up in the morning. One of the first things I do is head straight for the
bathroom. No matter how impatient I was about wanting to test the night before,
I've been known to completely forget come morning. The words that have flown
out of my mouth as I finish going only to realize I missed my one shot at the best
reading are not safe for work.
2. The potty dance as you open the
test package. Is it just me? My only remedy is to use a cup, but sometimes I
must dance while locating it, too.
3. Being worried you did it wrong.
Did I keep it pointing down good enough? Was it in the stream or cup long
enough? Too long? How could this be hard to do?
4. Getting an error. It's like the
test gave up. It doesn't know what is going on with your body either. Better
hope it wasn't your last test.
5. Is that a line or not? Hard-to-read tests suck. Searching for a hint of a line that is not there sucks too.
6. Feeling like it was a wasted
test. I hate taking a test only to discover Aunt Flo has indeed arrived. That
is incredibly frustrating because you kick yourself for not waiting one more
7. You can never just pee on one.
Never buy just a single test. No matter what your result is, you will want to
pee on another one just to make sure. It's like the law of pregnancy tests.
8. Waiting. There is so much waiting
when you're trying to have a baby! You have to wait until you've missed your
period. Or, if your cycle is irregular, you have to wait beyond when you
think it should have arrived, but who really knows if it's accurate. Then you
are supposed to wait for the first morning urine. When you take the test you
have to wait the specified amount of time to get results.
9. The cost. Those tests are
expensive! Even if you get a good deal on them, the costs add up month after
month. When I see too many negatives, but no period, I sometimes spend more
because I decide to try a different brand just in case.